MMA fighter Sergio Da Silva has been found GUILTY of robbing a bank in New York back in August 2017 … and now he’s facing up to 7 years behind bars.
The 32-year-old was convicted of 3rd-degree robbery after jurors viewed surveillance footage of the incident … where Da Silva is seen jumping on the counter and demanding cash.
As we previously reported … bank workers claimed Da Silva threatened to shoot them as he demanded cash at the Astoria Citibank.
Da Silva was facing 2 felony robbery charges. Since the security footage couldn’t prove he had a gun, he was found not guilty of 1st-degree robbery … which carries a maximum 25-year prison sentence.
Da Silva’s attorney, David Fish, tells TMZ Sports his client is planning to appeal.
Fish also said, “Thanks to the insight of the jury, he walked out of court a free man Thursday and was not convicted of any violent offense.”
Da Silva’s sentencing is set for February 28.
You’ve never seen a 1-2 combo like this — here’s MMA fighter Anastasia Yankova … who’s killin’ it in the cage AND in the model game!!
The 27-year-old Russian fighter is heating up in both worlds. She’s got a 5-1 pro record and she’s currently fighting in Bellator. Also, she’s really, really, really good looking.
But, Yankova ain’t relying on her looks to get by — she’s putting in that work at the American Kickboxing Academy in Thailand … where stars like Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov have trained in the past.
The modeling career is taking off too … for obvious reasons.
And, sorry to break it to ya — Yankova’s taken by UFC fighter Mike Swick.
No word on when she’s fighting next — but you watch her slay the camera in this gallery.
Some people say it’s Daniel Cormier. Others say it’s Jon Jones … but Amanda Nunes says when it comes to the greatest MMA fighter ever, SHE’S #1.
Most MMA experts agree Nunes solidified her place as the greatest female fighter ever with her dominant victory over Cris Cyborg at UFC 232.
But, with a resume that boasts wins over Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and TWO victories over Valentina Shevchenko … ya can’t ignore Amanda’s G.O.A.T. case.
TMZ Sports spoke with the Lioness — who’s still giddy over the win — and she says there’s no doubt she’s the best to ever step in the Octagon.
We also asked about a rematch with Cyborg — and Nunes told us it’ll be at least two years before Cris gets another shot.
In the meantime, Nunes says she’s going back down to 135 pounds to punish the rest of that division.
Nunes says she means no disrespect to Cyborg — there are no hard feelings — but it’s just not a priority for her.